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Gift Guide: For the Gourmand

By Olivia Cuccaro |  December 16 2016


‘Tis the season to eat, drink, be merry and gift those who love to do so all year ’round. From wine and spirits to kitchenware to culinary experiences, the options for elite gourmands are seemingly endless.

Click through our guide of the best gifts for gourmands this holiday season.

Four Seasons Culinary Discoveries Journey, $135,000pp, pivatejet.fourseasons.com

Take them on a culinary expedition from Korea to France. The adventurous foodie will have the opportunity to embark on the ultimate tour of culture and cuisine.

Petrossian Six Months of Caviar, $1,375, petrossian.com

The gift that keeps on giving…for six months at least. Have caviar delivered straight to their door in a signature blue Petrossian case.

Louis XIII Cognac Le Jeroboam, approx. $25,843.74, harrods.com

A blend of eaux-de-vie, some aged more than 100 years, this superb bottle is the ideal choice for cognac lovers. It boasts aromas of candied fruits, flowers and spices with a long finish of jasmine, saffron and cigar box.

Bugatti Vento blender, approx. $1,291.22, harrods.com

Not a car, but a highly efficient blender that’s made for multitasking. It features 60 speeds, 7 pre-set functions and has bluetooth connectivity through the B Chef app.

Mood by Christofle 24-piece flatware set, $1,590, christofle.com

Serve six with this stunning silver-plated and 18-carat pink gold flatware set.

Johnnie Walker tasting kit, $5,000, tumi.com

Spirits should be stored in style. This exclusive, limited-edition case is handcrafted from saffiano leather and houses a tasting kit for their favorite scotch.

Laguiole en Aubrac 6- Piece steak knives set, $999.95, williams-sonoma.com

For your dinner host, this handsome set includes six handmade steak knives forged from Sandvik steel with polished Aubrac wood handles.

Cheese Grotto, $350, cheesegrotto.com

A humidor like you’ve never seen before, the Grotto is a home for their specialty cheeses. Store them on the wooden shelves for prolonged freshness.

Baccarat Louxor bar set, $3,200, us-baccarat.com

The diamond-shaped surfaces and inside ruffles of this decanter and tumblers are an opulent way for them to enjoy their favorite whisky.

Anna New York Tigela bowl, $1,195, barneys.com 

Handcrafted purple and multicolored amethyst make this extra-extra-large bowl a beautiful centerpiece.

Krug Soloist to Orchestra in 2002 limited-edition case, $1,299, available from Sotheby’s Wine, +1 212 894 1990

For those intrigued by the story behind their champagne, Krug has released this limited-edition case. Each bottle comes with a Krug ID that can be entered in the app or on Krug.com to learn more.

Buccellati pineapple jam jar, $3,500, us.buccellati.com

Adorable yet chic, this Murano glass pineapple with silver top is an impeccable present for their kitchen.

Delicacies Jewelry Chili pepper, $2,000, delicaciesjewelry.com

For a gourmand gift that’s luxurious enough to wear, there’s this 14K solid gold pave chili pepper pendant. A spicy twist on jewelry.

Stefano Ricci coffee pot, approx. $1,248.20, stefanoricci.com

Coffee will be a special treat when served in this hand-decorated porcelain coffee pot with intricate gold platinum motif.

Hennessy Paradis Impérial, $3,089, reservebar.com

An elegant bottle for a beloved cognac. Paradis Impérial is a blend of more than 100 of the finest eaux-de-vie, aged up to 130 years in old casks. Best served in a crystal tulip glass, if that’s on their list too.

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Tower of London private dining experience, $19,000, trulyexperiences.com

Whether they’re in London on business or pleasure, they’ll relish the opportunity for a three-course dinner in the Martin Tower. Guests are surrounded by 12,000 diamonds, with Crown Jewels available for viewing and a champagne reception before dinner in the Hall of Monarchs.

Tiffany & Co. fish flask, $1,950, tiffany.com

A sterling silver flask is elegant and timeless. The classic design is based on the Tiffany archives for the Out of Retirement collection and will serve the fisherman, or seafood enthusiast, well.

Hamptons Salt collection, $149.99, hamptonssalt.com

Add some seasoning to their holiday with the ultimate sea salt collection. It includes something for every dish with a selection of raw salt, smoked salts and flavored salts.

Lalique Aphrodite decanter, $2,900, lalique.com

This clear crystal decanter will look spectacular in their home with its mesmerizing Aphrodite figurine.

The Glenlivet Winchester Collection, $25,000, theglenlivet.com

For the historian, Master Distiller Robert Arthur crafted a whisky in the same style as the original single malt created by Glenlivet founder George Smith. The Vintage 1966 was stored in a sherry cask, hand selected by Arthur, and remained at the The Glenlivet Distillery for the next 50 years.

Asprey cocktail shaker, $9,450, asprey.com

Cocktails will always be shaken, not stirred with this dazzling sterling silver piece from Asprey atop their bar.

Ember digital coffee mug, $149.95, embertech.com

If they’re always on the go, this smart mug will keep their beverage at the optimal temperature for up to two hours.

Fortnum & Mason Imperial basket, approx. $7,447.98, fortnumandmason.com

Can’t decide what to get them this year? How about, well, everything? This Christmas hamper contains indulgent and savory treats, condiments and refreshments.

Le Cordon Bleu Paris Grand Diplôme classes, approx. $51,077.96 for 9 months, cordonbleu.edu

Not an expert in the kitchen quite yet? Make them a master with classes at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.

Moët & Chandon MCIII, $450, moet.com/mc3

Introduce them to something new with the MCIII champagne from Moët & Chandon. As a non-vintage, it’s a decadent marriage of three different techniques in sleek packaging.

Le Creuset cast iron set, $1,000, lecreuset.com

Cooking will be a fashionable event with this cast iron set from Le Creuset. The enamel comes in a variety of colors to suit their taste and decor.

El Poaig El Mil Del Poaig olive oil, approx. $168.03, harrods.com

Olive oil is a thoughtful gift for any gourmand and this one from the Farga trees of Spain is sure to please.

Moser liqueur glasses 12-piece set, $2,065, neimanmarcus.com

Moser’s ornate mouth-blown crystal will make their next gathering exquisite.

TWG Tea Emir tea pot, approx. $3,831, harrods.com

When it’s tea time, they’ll cherish this gold-plated tea pot and its exotic design.

Annoushka Mythology crab amulet, approx. $11,503.34, harveynichols.com

Remind them of their favorite seaside dining destination with this piece. The bejeweled crab is crafted from 18 carat rose gold, pink sapphires and rubies.

David Linley Somerset cheese knife set, approx. $347.75, davidlinley.com

Cheese, please. This knife set looks smart and will delight those apt to entertain.

Armand de Brignac Les Petites, $150, available from select Harrods and Neiman Marcus locations

Mini Armand de Brignac? We can’t think of a more luxurious stocking stuffer.

Belle Epoque coffee machine, $20,000, elektrasrl.com

Espresso will be a work of art with this copper, brass and chrome machine. Sip stylishly.

Penfolds Aevum crystal decanter and grange, approx. $1,551, harrods.com

Satisfy the oenophile on your list with this Saint-Louis crystal decanter designed to aerate the wine. It comes complete with a bottle of Penfolds to be paired with beef or lamb.

San Lorenzo silver sauce pan, $3,579, farfetch.com

Sauces will be divine when cooked in this 100% silver pan.

Tom Dixon ice bucket set, $430, tomdixon.net

If they take their cocktails on the rocks, this unique plum ice bucket has sophisticated copper accents.

Indagare Philip Johnson’s Glass House overnight stay and dining experience, $38,000, modaoperandi.com

A mix of architectural and culinary expertise can be found at the Glass House in Connecticut. The package includes a three-course luncheon for 12 guests, a tour for four guests and overnight stay for two.

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